Commercialisation projects 2011-2020

LEGEND R Research T transfer PT student project

2008-2011. Experimentation with aromatics and medicinal plants in the Principality of Andorra. Associació de Pagesos i Ramaders del Principat d’Andorra. I/T (study)

  • Study of commercial outlets and possible final products with: Arctostaphyllos uva-ursi, Arnica montana, Artemisia dracunculus, Filipendula ulmaria, Hyssopus officinalis, Melissa officinalis, Mentha pulegium, Mentha viridis, Origanum vulgare, Rosa canina, Sambucus nigra, Satureja montana, Thymus serpyllum

2009-2011. Memory usage of the Mediterranean Herbs (project HERBAM). Avanza Contenidos – Ministerio de Industria, Turismo y Comercio. T.

  • Design and promotion of a 2.0 website to collect information of traditional uses of MAPs and to promote the commercialization of artisan productions.

2011. Proposal of aromatic and medicinal plants production and commercial products. Consorci del Lluçanès, Cooperativa Sambucus. R (study).

  • Cultivaton and products manufacturing.

2011. Dissemination of results for the aromatic and medicinal plants activities (Production route). Gouverment of Catalonia. T (website)

2011-2012. RedFor. Forest Net of Rural Development. Pilot project pilot in the framework of the National Rural Network. Funded by the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Environment and FEADER. Developed by COSE (Confederation of Organizations of Foresters in Spain). Collaborates CTFC. R (study).

  • Study of the economic potential of the wild medicinal and aromatic plants in Spain.
  1. Data of natural resource distribution, harvesting production, data on production sector. DOC: Evaluación de los recursos forestales por CCAA. Identificación de prácticas adecuadas.
  2. Value chain, markets, new demands, products with potential: medicinal plants (medicinal herbal teas, phytomedicines), aromatic plants (food herbal teas, seasonings, liquors), and extracts and essential oils (phytomedicines, cosmetics, perfumes). DOC:-Planificación de la producción de productos forestales para adecuarlos a la demanda -Catálogo de nuevos productos forestales y mejoras tecnológicas de los existentes

2011-2013. Forest harvesting wild plants learning in Europe – PLANT WILD. Learning partnership GRUNDTVIG. T (net)

2013. Innovation in the traditional agro-food of the territory through improvements in the productive processings: intensive cultivation of saffron – Project InnovActiva. Promoting rural innovation in the Conca de Barberà-Priorat. Funded by the Labour Dep. of Governement of Catalonia. R demo essay). More info

2016-2018. TRUMAP – Networking and Dialogue on Black Truffles and Medicinal and Aromatic Plants. Civil Society Dialogue between EU and Turkey – EuropeAid

  • Promotion of relations between the productive sector of Catalonia and the Turkish regions of the Aegean and Mediterranean, for the exchange of knowledge and experiences in the production of non-timber forest products.
  • Documents: Diagnosis of MAPs sector. Business directory_MAPs_Spain

2016-2018. HERBS 4 YOUTH – Herbal initiative for Youth to bridge the Ocean. Erasmus+ Capacity building.

2017-2021. “Enhancing CSO’s capacities to contribute to forest governance and sustainable growth in the Hyrcanian Mixed Forests eco-region”. EuropeAid project with Iran (EuropeAid/151334/DH/ACT/IR).

  • Participation in the evaluation of wild aromatic and medicinal plants in the northern region of Iran (Mazandaran) and analysis of possible economic activities to favor rural development. Contact: Eva Moré (

2017-2019. The Amur Coalition for Participatory Governance over Natural Resources. EuropeAid project with Russia. ENHANCE CSOS’ CONTRIBUTIONS TO GOVERNANCE AND DEVELOPMENT PROCESSES – Country Based Support Scheme for Russia (EuropeAid/150069/DH/ACT/RU).

  • Participation in the analysis of the wild exploitation of medicinal plants in the Primorsky region (Russian Far East) and possibilities for the development of economic activities. Visits to companies and points of sale of medicinal products based in Moscow. Contact: Eva Moré (

2018-2021. Innovation Networks for Cork, Resins & Edibles (INCREDIBLE). Aromatic and Medicinal Plants iNet.

2019-2020. EIP-AGRI Focus Group 35 «Diversification opportunities through plant-based medicinal and cosmetic products»

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2020. Directory of producers of medicinal and aromatic plants in Catalonia. DARP, Government of Catalonia.

2019-2022. New scenarios of Aromatic and medicinal industrial production in the traditional agricultural systems of CataloniaPAMinCAT

  • The project aims to analyze the behavior of different commercial varieties of a set of species of medicinal and aromatic plants (MAPs) that could be grown on a commercial scale in different agricultural settings in Catalonia.
  • Trade ouputs evaluation (in Catalan):